The Hon. Matthew S. Peterson – Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?

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The Hon. Matthew S. Peterson – Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?

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Re: The Hon. Matthew S. Peterson – Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?

Post by Ricordanza » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:34 am

This video was amazing (in a bad way). I had very limited private practice exposure before joining State government, but even I had more experience in litigation than this guy!

He has now (wisely) withdrawn his name from the nomination process.

Parenthetically, litigation experience is less crucial for an appellate court appointment than a U.S. District Court appointment, since the latter actually presides over trials.

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Re: The Hon. Matthew S. Peterson – Trump's next Supreme Court nominee?

Post by Ricordanza » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:06 am

Some more thoughts on this issue. While it was momentarily refreshing to see a Republican Senator (John N. Kennedy of Louisiana) take on Peterson and two other judicial nominees, and for those three nominees to withdraw, other bad nominations have proceeded forward. Here's an excerpt from a piece in the Washington Post:
Multiple nominees have been rated Not Qualified by the nonpartisan American Bar Association, yet they got confirmed on party-line votes anyway.
Kennedy has voted for almost all these candidates, including a pivotal vote to put John Bush on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bush was a Kentucky blogger who quoted from alt-right “birther” web sites, disparaged gay rights and compared Roe v. Wade to the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery. He made it through only because of his longtime loyalty to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom ambitious Republicans are always terrified to cross.
Another Trump pick, Damien Schiff, called Justice Anthony Kennedy a “judicial prostitute” on his blog.

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